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Porter / Driver

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a Hospital Porter at Sodexo in North Devon District Hospital,, you play a key role in the daily running of the hospital, ensuring the safe transportation of patients, as well as equipment, blood products, and gas cylinders. You can also ease some of the stress that is frequently associated with hospitalisation by engaging in professional yet friendly conversations with patients, staff, and visitors. Join Sodexo and be part of something greater. You belong in a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way. 

What you’ll do:   

  • Transfer patients in a safe and appropriate manner via means of walking, wheelchair, stretcher, or beds 
  • Always conduct yourself professionally, and be aware of patients’ dignity and privacy when it comes to their personal information 
  • Give assistance and help with any queries raised by patients and visitors 
  • Be a champion of health and safety and use any personal protective equipment provided
  • Assist in the transfer of seriously injured patients from the ambulance/helicopter to the A & E department 

What you bring: 

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills 
  • Empathy towards patients and visitors
  • Stamina, this is a physically demanding role
  • Respect and support for people’s equality and diversity  

What we offer:  

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we also offer a range of resources, rewards and benefits for our colleagues and their families:                                                                                                                          

  • Unlimited access to an online platform offering mental health and wellbeing support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to help with everyday issues or larger problems where you may need additional support, including legal and financial advice, support with work related issues or personal issues such as bereavement.
  • Access to a free health and wellbeing app that provides rewards for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and includes access to a 24hr virtual GP and various other services.
  • The Sodexo Discounts Scheme, offering great deals 24/7 (also open to friends and family) and/or the prepayment cashback card.
  • Money Insights and financial benefits via the Salary Finance Platform.
  • Save for your future by becoming a member of the Sodexo Retirement Plan
  • A death in Service benefit for colleagues who pass away whilst employed by Sodexo
  • Opportunities to enable colleagues to grow and succeed throughout their career at Sodexo, including apprenticeships and a variety of learning and development tools.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme to help colleagues to do their bit for the environment whilst keeping fit.
  • Volunteering Opportunities to enable all colleagues to help support worthwhile causes in our communities.
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment  
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Full training and full protective uniform supplied  

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!  

Sodexo reserves the right to close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of applications

Package Description

  • Hours: 22.5 per week
  • Shift pattern: 3 days in 7
  • Rate of pay: £11.45 - £20.95 per hour
  • Frequent transport links close by
  • Candidates must have a valid UK driving licence.

About the Company

About Sodexo 

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services. 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer. We are a forces friendly employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds, and identities. We encourage our employees to get involved with our Employee Networks such as Pride, Sodexo Parents & Carers, Sodexo Disability, Ability network, So Together, Generations and Origins.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

Click here to read more about what we do to promote an inclusive culture.

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